Bible Articles on the Topic of Holiness

The following articles have been compiled and indexed by inWORD Bible software.

Be Ye Holy

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance; but as He Which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy. (1 Peter 1:13-16)

Sex and Holiness

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well... (Proverbs 5:19)

Holiness: Without Which No Man Shall See the Lord

The word “Holy” is one of many Biblical words which have changed their association, if not their meaning, in the minds of men. To call anybody “a holy man” was once an expression of high admiration, whereas now, to many, it is almost a term of contempt. Men use it as an epithet to describe one whom they feel to be sanctimonious, or even self-righteous and spiritually arrogant. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth.

Biblical Themes: God’s Holiness

We often think of the word “holy” as simply being about moral righteousness. The Creator of the Universe is like the sun—a unique force that can create and destroy with the same concentrated power. Throughout the Bible, from the center of the temple to the burning bush to prophet’s visions, we see the unfolding story of God’s power. What does it mean for God to be holy? How do you have a relationship with a holy God? This fully animated video discusses the notion of God’s Holiness as not just morally perfect, but also as supremely pure and powerful.

Whiteboard Bible: The Challenge of Holiness

What is the role of a high priest? Is there still a need today for high priests? For Christians, the answer is “yes.” Jesus, who has ascended unto God, is our great high priest.


In the highest sense belongs to God (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 15:4), and to Christians as consecrated to God’s service, and in so far as they are conformed in all things to the will of God (Romans 6:19, 22; Ephesians 1:4; Titus 1:8; 1 Peter 1:15). Personal holiness is a work of gradual development. It is carried on under many hindrances, hence the frequent admonitions to watchfulness, prayer, and perseverance (1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 4:23, 24). (See SANCTIFICATION.)


hō ́li-nes (קדושׁ, ḳādhōsh, “holy,” קדשׁ, ḳōdhesh, “holiness”; ἅγιος, hágios, “holy”):


rī ́chus-nes (צדּיק, caddīḳ, adjective, “righteous,” or occasionally “just” צדק, cedheḳ, noun, occasionally = “righteousness,” occasionally = “justice”; δικαιος, díkaios, adjective, δικαιοσύνη, dikaiosúnē, noun, from δίκη, díkē, whose first meaning seems to have been “custom”; the general use suggested conformity to a standard: righteousness, “the state of him who is such as he ought to be” (Thayer)):


saṇk-ti-fi-kā ́shun:


Holiness, (קֹדֶשׁ, ἁγιοσύνη), prop. the state of sanctity, but often used of external or ceremonial relations (the more prop. ὁσιότης).